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Vernon------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thanks Vernon for your interesting question. This question definitely sent me back to the books.An interesting topic came up. A condition called microlithiasis of the testicles, MT, ( literally means small stones of the testicles ) was initially thought to be suspicious for malignancy. This condition is usually asymptotic and is thought to be a coincidental finding in most patients who have ultrasounds for other reasons. The calcifications in this condition are very small 1-2 mm and are multiple and are usually in both testicles. Little is known about how and why the calcifications “get there.” I am not so sure you have this condition because I am under the impression that you have only one calcification. ?? If you have a single calcification, it is possible that you experienced some unnoticed trauma which could have healed with calcium deposition. The important thing about your ultrasound is that it has not shown a tumor associated with this calcification. On the other hand, if you have multiple calcifications, and thus MT, follow up ultrasounds are debatable. Here are some articles which report on this rare condition. They are pro and con with regards to further ultrasonic follow-up. Bare in mind, that all of these patients underwent scrotal ultrasound for some initial event and the population is probably biased to detect a higher percentage of tumors then what is present in all people who have asymptotic MT
There's also an article on cancerhelp.org.uk
All the best
Hi so my husband was diagnosed with cancer almost one year ago next month, and has complained so much of a lot of pain like someone has kicked him very hard in his left testicle since he does not have his right one anymore from losing it to cancer and had an ultra sound done last week and now is showing Micro calcification and now we have to wait for te urology to call us to see what we do now I hate cancer
Hi Mrs. A
My husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2006,and has not had any recurrences, however just as your husband he experienced pain in his left testicle recently. After having an ultrasound they said it was a calcification, and no need for concern and to follow up with a 2nd ultrasound,and a visit to the urologist if he feels its necessary. Of course hes elated with the response from his Doctor, however i cannot relax. Im curious, did your husband see the urologist? And did the urologist say there was any reason for concern due to the history of cancer? Thank you for sharing your experience.
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